Put the pedal to the metal this summer with Castle Rock Free Cycle! Starting Memorial Day weekend, bikes will be available to rent for free for up to four hours at a time, giving all the opportunity to engage in fun exercise that the whole family will enjoy. Become one of the hundreds of annual participants in this exciting initiative and support health and wellness in your community.
Health & Wellness Programs at Castle Rock Adventist Hospital
There’s a reason that Colorado has one of the lowest obesity rates in the country—its unparalleled outdoor recreation and its devotion to community health make it one of the best places in the country to live. Right here in Castle Rock, the Castle Rock Adventist Hospital has a number of programs that make healthy living easy and fun.
The Free Cycle community bike program sponsored by Castle Rock Adventist Hospital provides residents with the opportunity to rent cruiser bikes available for four hours a day from May through October. This fantastic initiative encourages Castle Rock residents to enjoy the gorgeous Colorado summer sun and the town’s many bike paths while getting the heart-healthy exercise that is essential to wellness. Free Cycle has 25 bikes available for rent spread across 4 different locations. Their distinctive bright green color makes them hard to miss! Each rental includes a helmet for your safety. Check here for available bikes in the coming days:
- Castle Rock Adventist Health Campus, 2350 Meadows Blvd.
- Castle Rock Bike and Ski, 411 4th St.
- Outside of the Douglas County Events Center, 500 Fairgrounds Dr.
- Town Hall, 100 Wilcox St.
Though Castle Rock Adventist Hospital is only a few years old, it has already made community health and wellness a priority. They believe that healthy living is not just a privilege for those of higher socio-economic status, but should be made accessible to all. Here’s just a few programs they’ve established to meet their community health goals:
- Health fairs,
- Free health screenings,
- Immunizations, and
- Health education classes.
Castle Rock Adventist Community Garden
In addition, the hospital has established its very own community garden located on the hospital campus. The Garden of Eatin’ provides a planting bed, tools, and water to growers from the community who utilize the space to produce healthy and nutritious foods in a sustainable way. All community members are invited to submit an application for their very own personal garden. Each plot of land is $75 and growers are expected to plant something in the garden by June 1st and maintain it until the end of the summer.
From seed to soil to the kitchen table, the Garden of Eatin’ invites Castle Rock homeowners to test out their green thumbs, demonstrating an alternative to grocery stores and industrial agriculture. Some great warm weather crops include beans, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, melons, peppers, squash, and tomatoes.
You don’t have to go far to be healthy! Take advantage of the beautiful summer weather by utilizing these great community health initiatives right here in Castle Rock.